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Poster: dark.starz Date: May 28, 2012 7:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last show in Palo Alto

Unfortunately, yes...

The "Dead Heads" managed to get themselves permanently booted from both Stanford and the University of California Berkeley campuses in 1989.

It wasn't so much the audience per se as it was the ticketless mess that swarmed and sloughed outside of Frost and The Greek Theatre before, during and after the performances in May and August of 1989.

Sound travels well outside these open air arenas and if the "freebies" had behaved themselves The Dead might not have been relegated to the concrete garbage heap in Mountain View more commonly referred to as Shoreline Amphitheatre.

Not intending to say that Shoreline completely sucked, the intimate settings of both the Frost and Greek were magical when Garcia and company caught the flame, so-to-speak.

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Poster: Scottr1966 Date: May 28, 2012 12:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Last show in Palo Alto

Thanks Dark.Stars. Man, I wish I could have seen the boys at the Greek. I love those supersized tie-died backdrops. I am 45 and got on the bus in 1990 officially. I first started listening to a small supply of tapes around '87 and it took some time to wrap my head around them. I purchase Anthem Of The Sun in 1990 and gave a few spins. Strange sounds. On probably the fourth run thru, this time my attenna was properly tuned and me and a good friend pu it on while painting the walls of our new rental house. After it came on we decided to chill and listen. The bond was sealed when the chasm opened and the piano strings were stroked, leaving us in complete awe as The Other One suddenly made perfect and absolute sense. I was never the same again. Caught abou 10 shows between 90 and 95 with the last one in Tampa and I found myself finally understanding he real deal about it all. Then Captain Trips took the ship home. I cannot get enough of them and I so adore this archive. Thanks for the reply!

Have a grate one.

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